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Meaning of RIDGEPOLE

Pronunciation:  'rij`powl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters
 

RIDGEPOLE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: ridge, rooftree
 
 See Also: beam, gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ridge"pole`\, n. (Arch.)
The timber forming the ridge of a roof, into which the
rafters are secured.

 

 

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